Join a Chapter

Join or start a P4K chapter in your community or school.

If you are interested in helping us, check to see if there is a local P4K chapter already in your area! It is an easy way to meet like-minded people quickly and share ideas. See below for Chapters that have already started!


Markham P4K Chapter

The Markham P4K Chapter began in the Spring of 2010 by a grade 8 student, Divya Shah, who wanted to make a difference in the lives of the children that P4K was helping in Niger. In 2011 she introduced P4K to her Secondary School and has also been in touch with other students and community members throughout the Markham community. The Markham chapter has raised funds with bake sales and other fundraising events, communicated with the sewing girls in Libore, and raised awareness at home.

If you live in Markham and want to get involved, please contact Divya, at and she will put you in touch with the current President of Markham P4K.

Divya is now the President of the Queen's University P4K Chapter so if you are a University student and want to start a chapter, please contact Divya and she can explain how to proceed. 

McMaster University P4K Chapter

If you are a student at McMaster University and want to get involved in the P4K Chapter, please contact Dyda Dao, at

Start Your Own Chapter

Working together with friends and community is always more enriching than going it alone. If you want to start a chapter in your area or school, to be part of a local effort to help Pencils for Kids, please contact us. A desire to make a difference and to organize your own chapter is all it takes to get started. Email

Inspirational Story

After rehearsal I talked with a wonderful man in Liboré. He shared his story with me and once again my insides cried out to say, "Why does it have to be this way?” He is a soft-spoken, handsome, well educated man, who grew up in the villages and, against all odds, was able to graduate university.